David is a tech journalist who loves old-school adventure games, techno and the Beastie Boys. He's currently on the finance beat. David is a tech journalist who loves old-school adventure games, techno and the Beastie Boys. He's currently on the finance beat.
It’s been a wild week for stocks. At the close of trade on Tuesday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq had fallen 10% from its record highs set just a week earlier, a collapse noted by the Wall Street Journal as the index’s quickest 10% drop in history.
Electric car incumbent Tesla and iPhone peddler Apple found their share prices hardest hit. At their lowest points on September 8, their stocks respectively traded 31% and 20.5% below their highs on September 2.
Chipset makers NVIDIA, KLA, and AMD followed closely — they’d dropped 20%, 18%, and 17% respectively.
[Read: Tesla dumped $5B worth of its stock in just 4 days — and traders hate it]
While the market has bounced back somewhat, no NASDAQ 100 stock has bounced harder than Tesla, now up 19.40% since its September 8 low of $329.88.
Orthodontic play Align Technology, chipset prince NVIDIA, and digital lord Adobe are the next-bounciest, returning 11%, 10.5%, and 7.6% since their Tuesday lows.
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For scale, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft have ricocheted just 6.49%, 5.8%, and 5% respectively, and the NASDAQ 100 overall is up 4.6% over the same time frame.
As for who is yet to recover, just four NASDAQ 100 companies are still down since Tuesday’s low: Lululemon (-5.09%), Walgreen Boots (-2.80%), Mylan (-0.97%), and Lam Research (-0.15%).
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